Berhampur: The authorities have shutdown seven Notified Area Councils (NACs) in Ganjam district on Wednesday for six days to contain COVID-19.
The shutdown begins from July 16 to 21. The NACs to remain shutdown are Chatrapur, Rambha, Khallikote, Polsara, Kodala, Kabisurya Nagar and Purushottampur.
Sub collector, Chatrapur, Priya Ranjan Prusty said the decision was taken to break the chain of dreaded coronavirus. Such a measure will contain further spread of the virus.
The administration had advised people to purchase essential commodities till 4 pm on Wednesday. The announcements were made by the NACs concerned through public announcement system. They were asked to stay indoors and cooperate with the district administration.
These seven NACs were earlier under shutdown from July 9 to 13 when entire Ganjam district was under the restrictions for five days.